One in Spirit: working with faith communities to prevent domestic violence
PreventConnect has released two podcasts that highlight recent efforts in California to prevent domestic violence. Transforming Communities Technical Assistance and Training Resource Center (TC-TAT) has recently released One in Spirit: Domestic Violence Advocates and Faith/Spiritual Leaders Working in Partnership to End Domestic Violence, an online resource that captures the rich dialogue, successes, lessons learned and strategic questions from involvement in more than eight years of domestic violence prevention in faith and spiritual communities, as well as the knowledge gathered from the 2010 Transfer of Knowledge Gathering.
(4 mins) Donna Garske, Executive of Director of Transforming Communities (a project of Center for Domestic Peace) an an overview of the agency’s work with faith communities to prevent domestic violence.
(10 mins) Rev. Bill Eichhorn talks about The Marin Faith Communities Nonviolence Project’s countywide campaign during the Season for Nonviolence to raise awareness about domestic violence and implement prevention strategies within Marin faith communities. A collaborative partnership was established between Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, Center for Domestic Peace and Marin Interfaith Council to advance the project’s efforts and expand community outreach. As a result of the project, one of the participating churches implemented a Safe Church Policy that includes zero tolerance for domestic violence as well as protocols for responding to abuse.